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Green beats incumbent Mathis for sheriff nomination

By adriana_acosta
Aug. 1, 2012 at 3:01 a.m.

Aaron green is all smiles Tuesday night after winning 54 percent of the votes for the Matagorda County sheriff nomination. He will face Frank "Skipper" Osborne in the November election.

MATAGORDA COUNTY

Gary Mathis

1,138

Aaron Green

1,336

Aaron Green defeated incumbent Sheriff Gary Mathis for Democratic Party nomination.

He beat Mathis with 54 percent of the vote to Mathis' 46 percent.

"I am just glad it's over," said Green. "I knew it wasn't going to be easy, but we ran a good hard race."

Green said he knew the race wasn't going to be easy, especially the second time around in the runoffs.

"I wondered if the people that voted for me the first time, would come out and support me a second time," he said.

Green said he plans to go door-to-door for support in November.

"That's the only way I know," he added.

He will face Republican Frank "Skipper" Osborne in the November election.

Green, a retired justice of the peace, said he will have to work to get votes in the November election.

Green's experience includes training hours with the Justice Court Training Center in San Marcos. He obtained an intermediate police certificate and an inactive state jail commission with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

Green said before he starts preparing for November, he hopes to rest a bit and then begin campaigning like he has been doing in the primaries.

"I am going door to door to earn their votes," he said.

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